Thursday, September 19, 2019
Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area
Is it possible that our local marine forecast has predicted wave heights in single digits? The answer is yes!! Humberto is finally pulling away and starting Sunday waves are forecast to drop to 6 to 9 feet and Monday, 5 to 6 feet. I had some communication today with Ed Killer from TC Palm publications. Ed is the guru of everything pertaining to the outdoors here in South Florida and Eds statement was "this is the best surf for surfers in years".The surfers have had a good run but it is time for us fishermen to get a chance. Under normal conditions I would be complaining about these conditions but after this week this prediction is a welcome sight. There are still some tropical systems that we need to pay attention to but the weather people have the next storm, Jerry , making a turn to the north before it gets close to us. Lets hope that proves to be track it takes. The bottom line to all of these factors is with a little luck , the surf could become fishable next week. Pompano, tarpon, snook, spanish mackerel, whiting,croaker, jacks, and the first schools of bluefish could all be making an appearance. I talked to Brett Burford from Fishbites yesterday and he was on the beach in Jacksonville over the weekend and mullet schools were plentiful. Its been a tough late summer/early fall surf season so far and we deserve a break. Traditonally this time of year you usually have to decide what species you are planning on targeting and choose your gear and bait accordingly . Lets hope that kicks off very shortly.The date for Paul's first seminar of the season is confirmed for Oct 26 at 230 pm.at Bass Pro Shops in Port St Lucie. The main focus will be on early season Pompano but I plan on covering tackle, techniques, baits, and locations for alot of the other species I mentioned above. Additinally, Brett Burford and Billy Carr from Fishbites will be at the store that day also to do their annual Buy 2 bags-Get one Free promotion. This was a huge success last year so plan on attending the seminar and stocking up on their great baits. I will have an updated handout with lots of new information for all that attend the seminar. Lets hope we can talk about some great fishing action by the end of next week.